Renewable Energy Day exposes students to energy options

Photo courtesy Al Myatt
Sixth-grade students (left to right) Ridge Wilson, Manuel Robles-Espinoza, Elijah Castro and Gavin Lindahl use model water wheels to measure the amount of energy created when water falls from varying heights, demonstrating hydroelectric energy.
Photo courtesy Al Myatt
Sixth-grade students (left to right) Trenton Dykes, Colt Lewis, Collin Bridges and Brodie Norton learn how to build solar panels and race their own solar cars at Renewable Energy Day at Pagosa Springs Middle School.

By Kim Elzinga
Special to The SUN
Sixth-grade students at Pagosa Springs Middle School (PSMS) participated in the second annual Renewable Energy Day on May 11. The 135 students split into eight different groups and rotated through stations, where they experimented with a variety of energy sources.

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